GameTap writes: There's not a lot of glory in being the understudy, but developer Ready at Dawn deserves some sort of special recognition for taking well-respected properties from full-sized consoles and making original, well-done handheld games. The studio, which is made up of former Naughty Dog and Blizzard employees, released its first game in 2006, the well-received PSP title Daxter. With God of War: Chains of Olympus, they've increased their streak to 2-0.
From the technical side of things, graphics are gorgeous (although one underwater level was a little murky), and the seamless loading is super impressive when you consider the lengthy loads that early PSP titles had. Controls have been translated over beautifully, and the automatic camera is as excellent as it was in the prior two games.
Pros: Compelling story; excellent controls; beautiful graphics.
Cons: Puzzles could be more challenging; combat gets repetitious toward the end; that analog nub just can't measure up to an analog stick.